Map of Norfolk Southern and Florida East Coast Railway’s domestic and international intermodal service offerings. (Courtesy of NS)

Class I Briefs: NS/FEC, CN, UP

Norfolk Southern (NS) and Class II Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) expand their international and domestic interline services. Also, CN’s “EcoChampions” share a creative way to extend equipment life and the railroad’s Intermodal International Sales and Marketing team earns a partnership award; and Union Pacific (UP) wins a supplier award.

Map of the Norfolk Southern and FEC intermodal service offerings, including their newly announced lanes.

Class I Briefs: NS/FEC, BNSF

Norfolk Southern (NS) and Class II Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) are expanding their domestic intermodal interline services for customers doing business in Florida. Also, a grant from the BNSF Railway Foundation allows the Osceola, Ark., Fire Department to purchase a new drone.

VisioStack and FEC officials (pictured) after a drone test using “automated machine vision technology to detect the track and navigate the drone’s flight path over the track within tight tolerances, without using GPS information or pilot input.” (VisioStack Photograph)
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FEC, CSX, VisioStack Team on Drone Test

Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway and CSX earlier this month participated in a demonstration of autonomous drone flight technology with VisioStack, Inc., a Greenville, S.C.-based developer of condition monitoring, data analytics and

Brightline service resumed Nov. 8, 2021, following a suspension on March 25, 2020, due to the pandemic.

Brightline: Progress, Potential, a Whole New Market?

Brightline, Florida’s private-sector passenger railroad, is progressing in its effort to extend service north to Orlando International Airport (OIA) and beyond. There is also an opportunity for Brightline to capture an entirely new ridership base, if the railroad is willing to add a specific new line of service.